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Parent-Teacher Partnerships

An Evaluation of a Workshop for Parents and Teachers on Character Education

The aim of the research presented in An Evaluation of a Workshop for Parents and Teachers on Character Education report was to explore how parents and teachers can effectively collaborate on character education and to give an account of the development, pilot and evaluation of a new workshop designed to facilitate this collaboration. Key findings indicate that the workshop used in this study has the potential to support positive relationships in the area of character education.

Following piloting and evaluation during the project, the Communicating About Character workshop has been made available online for schools to deliver.

Parent-Teacher Partnerships: Barriers and Enablers to Collaborative Character Education

Following the publication of the report ‘Parent-Teacher Partnerships: Barriers and enablers to collaborative character education,’ the team are in the process of delivering an intervention aimed at improving communication about character between parents and teachers. The intervention, which takes the form of an interactive workshop, invites secondary school teachers and parents to discuss moral dilemmas together. Data collected from questionnaires, completed by participants in the workshops, will be used to evaluate the workshop. If you have any questions about the project, please email Rachael Hunter or Benjamin Miller.


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'Parent-Teacher Partnerships: Barriers and enablers to collaborative character education' was published on 17th December 2018. The report presents the initial findings from the first phase of this project, in which evidence was gathered through a questionnaire with 376 parents and 137 teachers. The questionnaires were designed to measure the extent to which parents and teachers had shared understandings about the importance of character and what they perceived to be the barriers and enablers to them working collaboratively on character education.